This has to be one of the funniest things I’ve ever read. Honestly. It’s been shown that President Obama’s administration was all over the map on this Egypt thing, to the point of seeming foolish.
But Thomas Friedman of the New York Times said that because Obama’s like the awesomest President like ever, even his incompetence gives gifts for millions. You’ve got to check this out. Friedman writes:
In the end, President Obama made a hugely important but unintended contribution to the democracy revolution in Egypt. Because the Obama team never found the voice to fully endorse the Tahrir Square revolution until it was over, the people in that square now know one very powerful thing: They did this all by themselves. That is so important. One of the most powerful chants I heard in the square on Friday night was: “The people made the regime step down.”
This sense of self-empowerment and authenticity — we did this for ourselves, by ourselves — is what makes Egypt’s democracy movement such a potential game-changer for the whole region.
Wow. That’s all the NY Times could come up with? That’s like me telling my kids, “Hey remember when I went missing all last month because I was on a bender, well that has taught you to make your own lunches and live with complete strangers in a foster care setting. So you see it’s just a big ol’ gift to you that you’ve learned to be independent. Come on kids, I didn’t abandon you, I empowered you.”
How do you think that would go over?